I don’t know who this post is for. Have you ever had a day where so many experiences and interactions lead to the same message, the same life lesson, the same thought?
That happened to me this morning! Six times! I feel compelled to share the thoughts that replayed in my head over and over today. Something else would happen and there it was….the same message once again! Maybe this post is for you. Maybe it’s from God to me. I don’t know!
But here it is…
Make the time to lift others up. If you are spending time with someone you care about and an appreciative thought pops into your head…tell them. Immediately tell them. Don’t leave it in. Don’t take for granted that they know how you feel, or that you appreciate them. Any little sincere thought of gratitude, recognition, or acknowledgment that you think about another person, deserves to come out and land in their ear! ha ha
There is so much power in uplifting sincere words. It doesn’t have to be over the top, even the smallest of appreciations goes a long way. Sometimes we just take for granted that there will be the right time, or a good moment to say what we want to say to those we love. Appreciate today. Appreciate those in your life right now, at this moment. Who knows how many tomorrows we will have. I’m not trying to be dramatic, but it’s true. Life can change in the blink of an eye.
I have always loved this quote.
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” –Leo Buscaglia
Share the love! I do know that this message is for me (and perhaps for someone else out there as well.) There are times when I think something complementary about someone else, but I don’t say it. Why? Maybe because I don’t want them to think I’m a weirdo who loves to flatter. Some people truly aren’t comfortable with complimentary words; however, sincere appreciation for a loved one is a gift worth sharing. In return, take the compliment as it was intended. Soak up the love! I’m going to just blurt it out when an appreciative thought pops into my head now…just a warning for those I love. ha ha! 🙂
Thank you for your love, support, comments, e-mails, notes, and conversations. They truly do mean so much to me. I’m so grateful for my friends and family!
From my heart to yours,